2P START! Live!: Now Taking Your Calls Edition

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RayIn this episode, you’ll hear: the first ever call-ins from fans, what makes someone an official webcomic referee, why Ray can’t get a girlfriend, some discussion about the webcomic ‘Brawl in the Family’, Ray shamefully edits out Tim, and the return of a couple much-loved segments…


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  1. roadjcat says:

    Okay time for random notes with horrible transitions.

    1. Spiffy, Paper Mario intro.

    2. And advertising just a bit Ray? “Podcast today, feel free to call in” “Podcast at 10:30 feel free to call in” “Podcast at 9, feel free to call in” “Starting the podcast early at 8:02, feel free to call in”

    XD Okay, obviously I’m exaggerating the situation, but you know what I mean. Also, what the heck with the time changes!? 😛

    3. Wow, and to think I was going to ask a question about actual video games if I found the time to call in. Silly me.

    4. I think that Scribblenauts is going to be a gold mine for comics, but I imagine you’re going to have to be careful if you decided to use Scribblenauts because I’m sure everyone and their mother will be making comics about the ridiculous things they did in the game.

    5. Hey, well if your comic died this year, apparently you aren’t the only one (according to that commenter) so don’t feel too bad. 😛

    6. Yeah, I’ve decided that I have to call in eventually even if my question is super pointless, just for the humor factor. Because both those call ins were very funny.

    7. To be honest, it’s going to be very hard for me not to call in, say, “I only have one thing to say…Rouge” and then hang up. XD

    8. Well if it makes you guys feel special, every Monday I take the time to sit down and listen to the podcast. I don’t put it in the background while I’m doing something else…unless you count taking notes about the podcast as something else.

    9. Okay, so I took a note to just mention that the podcast this week was very funny, and I just jotted down “Funny Podcast” but about two seconds later I crossed it out and wrote “Hilarious Podcast”. 😀

    10. Yay, Chicken Grab/Catch/whatever…they’re still not cuccos though! XD

    11. That was a pretty good remix! 🙂

    12. Nice editing on your part Ray. “I was just gonna say, Rise From Your Grave!” Oh and also Ray, I’m a bit curious as to why you interrupt Tim’s RFYG reading by saying “Rise From Your Grave” every time he does. XD

    13. Scribblenauts ESRB description…wow. That’s what they decided to mention…are we sure these people are qualified if one of the things they decided to try was to attract LIONS TO BABIES!?

    14. Actually it is possible I think to have nothing wrong in terms of ESRB. Magical Melody has nothing but the ESRB site listed in the rating box with the E (though it should say Alcohol Reference, but the ESRB let that slide because they called it Soda…I don’t have much faith in the ESRB anymore).

    15. God didn’t fight Satan, Ray, he fought Cthulu, Death, and a Kraken. Get your facts straight! 😛

    16. Oh and in reference to creating your own sound effects: http://www.awkwardzombie.com/comic1-011107.php
    Read her blurb at the bottom. XD

  2. Snifit says:

    Nice podcast guys. I do like the idea of parodying other webcomics. Sounds like a cool idea and something unique like the Pixelvision comics.

    But about the new Skype calls, is there anyway to record them? I’m no expert on Skype but if you can record them and equalize them they’d sound a lot better.

  3. MetaRidleyR27 says:

    I’m surprised that you guys started up the call-ins so soon. Cool! Let’s just hope that we don’t get to a point where 10+ people call in during each recording though. I still need to get myself a mic…

    Well, I didn’t have much to say this week, so I’ll just say Nice Podcast Guys!

  4. Napman1 says:

    Great Podcast (so far*) I really like the idea of calling in and hearing from the fans.

    *The MP3 is broken again… It cuts out at 16:33, right when the “Creepy Comments” Segment is about to begin…

  5. BadnikHunter says:

    Nice podcast guys. I do like the idea of parodying other webcomics. Sounds like a cool idea and something unique like the Pixelvision comics.
    But about the new Skype calls, is there anyway to record them? I’m no expert on Skype but if you can record them and equalize them they’d sound a lot better.

    You can use something simple, like Pamela. It can record the call for 15 minutes unless you pay. You can find it under the Extras section of Skype, or you can download it off the interwebz

  6. Ray says:

    *The MP3 is broken again… It cuts out at 16:33, right when the “Creepy Comments” Segment is about to begin…

    Fixed. Good grief that’s annoying. I have no idea what causes this either. I will triple-check everything next time.

    But about the new Skype calls, is there anyway to record them? I’m no expert on Skype but if you can record them and equalize them they’d sound a lot better.

    You’re already hearing this process. Believe me when I say I did everything I could with the first caller’s audio.

  7. Gadoink says:

    I am so gonna have to call in when I get the chance.

  8. Daecious says:

    i think the reason this is my favorite webcomic is because you guys involve the fans a lot, i have a lot of respect for that. that said, hey ray you wanna play sonic the hedgehog 06′ on the 360 with me? its like the best sonic game ever(with shadow the hedgehog taking second)

  9. yeah568 says:

    6. Yeah, I’ve decided that I have to call in eventually even if my question is super pointless, just for the humor factor. Because both those call ins were very funny.

    Are you saying I’m funny or the conversation was?

    Oh, and time for me to officially Rise From My Grave! 😀

    I always find when you’re listening to yourself, it’s really awkward. Reeeeeaaaaally awkward.

  10. roadjcat says:

    I always find when you’re listening to yourself, it’s really awkward. Reeeeeaaaaally awkward.

    Yeah I know what you mean.

    Are you saying I’m funny or the conversation was?

    Both. But in a good way.

  11. yeah568 says:

    Nice podcast guys. I do like the idea of parodying other webcomics. Sounds like a cool idea and something unique like the Pixelvision comics.
    But about the new Skype calls, is there anyway to record them? I’m no expert on Skype but if you can record them and equalize them they’d sound a lot better.

    I just set Audacity (A free program) to record my audio, and then sent it to Ray. And I’m actually quite shocked my audio was decent, considering the fact that it’s an old and really cheap mic.

  12. yeah568 says:

    Both. But in a good way.

    OK. Good. Just making sure.

    Gah, triple post. Gotta condense what I say!

    Anyways, NPG! It’s like NCG, but with the podcast.

  13. roadjcat says:

    Gah, triple post. Gotta condense what I say!

    It helps to take notes. 😀

  14. Gadoink says:

    hey ray you wanna play sonic the hedgehog 06? on the 360 with me? its like the best sonic game ever(with shadow the hedgehog taking second)

    Ray is going to laugh so much at that.

  15. Anon says:

    Yeah, I got suggestion box…kinda…at the end there, yar!

    Also, I can’t find Ray2P on Skype…

  16. Ray says:

    Yeah, I got suggestion box…kinda…at the end there, yar!

    Also, I can’t find Ray2P on Skype…

    That’s for twitter. My Skype is raybobindustries

  17. Burnflare says:

    You know what I love about the podcast? You guys always seem to get off track. Those are the funniest parts. NPG, I think this is one of my favorites.

    BTW, did I go deft for a second, or did you guys forget to say “just like the one you heard here, only better.”?

  18. Tacos says:

    I did think the comic was pretty funny. Definitely predictable, but I still had a chuckle. And for recent topics, you had “The Power of Teamwork”, “Big Announcements”, and “Endless Possibilities”. So you’re maybe not right on the “recent-news” ball, but you’re doing fine.

    I enjoy BitF, but I don’t follow it like this comic. I read the ones that get nominated for the joystiq poll.

    That was harsh Ray. I really want to know what Tim had to say.

    In all fairness, you guys are one of the few web comics that you can comment on. If someone is used to reading comics such as PA or VGCats, commenting wouldn’t seem like the first thing to do. Took me about 20 comics or so before I started commenting.

    The Scribblenauts ESRB thing was hysterical. They’re totally bamboozled by the game. Theoretically, they could rate it M and probably have legit reasoning, but at the same time, it could be E and no one would care. And roadj already pointed out that it wasn’t Satan.

    And since Tomb Raider brings in money, the franchise ain’t gonna die. Its a sad truth, but its the truth. And Ray has another creepy comment about Lara.

    Yay, banter. Unless this is what Tim was trying to say earlier. In that case, justice has been served.

    Oh, and don’t worry Ray. I’ll be at your house next week.

  19. CKcheeseboy says:

    I loved the Scribblenauts rating description. XD I saw one comment that said “that sounds more like an ad for the game than an ESRB rating”. That’s got to be both the funniest description as well as the most violent sounding one to get an E10+ rating. I don’t think Tim read the whole thing though, because there was some part about lobbing rockets at a guy and a couple other things that I don’t remember him reading.

    I enjoy BitF, but I don’t follow it like this comic. I read the ones that get nominated for the joystiq poll.

    You should; they have a funny:not funny ratio about as good as here. I think it’s a toss up for me whether I like 2P Start! or BitF better.

    15. God didn’t fight Satan, Ray, he fought Cthulu, Death, and a Kraken. Get your facts straight!

    Except he COULD fight Satan (assuming he’s in as well) because you can do anything you want. Just because there’s one video where it’s the Kraken etc. doesn’t mean you couldn’t do it with Satan instead.

  20. CKcheeseboy says:

    Crap, broke the tags. Oh well.

    I enjoy BitF, but I don’t follow it like this comic. I read the ones that get nominated for the joystiq poll.

    You should; they have a funny:not funny ratio about as good as here. I think it’s a toss up for me whether I like 2P Start! or BitF better.

    Also, I’d like to mention that BitF is another one of the rare clean webcomics. You aren’t gonna see Kirby eating a rapper and all of a sudden dropping the F-bomb.

    And to be fair, BitF hasn’t done a lot of “Kirby eating something” comics in a while. There was one last week (which was a bonus update anyway), but a lot of them don’t even feature Kirby any more.

  21. Kvb says:

    – I agree the comic was really mediocre, but I kept quiet, because I didn’t want to rain on anyone’s parade. Way to do it for me anyway, Ray!

    – Yeah. You should not make the comic about the latest gaming news. Other comics do that, and it makes it a lot harder stay “in the know” enough.

    – I was pretty worried about the call-ins too. Some people aren’t very “audiogenic”. (I’m not.) Though I have to thank yeah568 for using a very decent mic.

  22. BadnikHunter says:

    Cool podcast. Its pretty cool to have us call in. I’ll definitely be doing that for the next podcast. That is, if i can.

  23. Bobipine says:

    The importer’s probably wrong, for now at least, you both sounds like you’re still having a certain degree of fun doing this soooo….. there is still some lenght in the comic, or site at least, in view

  24. roadjcat says:

    Except he COULD fight Satan (assuming he’s in as well) because you can do anything you want. Just because there’s one video where it’s the Kraken etc. doesn’t mean you couldn’t do it with Satan instead.

    Well to me it sounded like he was referring to a specific video. And I doubt you’ll be able to summon Satan. They use a rather generic god, it’s not supposed be any specific god, because they don’t want to use anything super religious. There’s really no getting around Satan. Maybe a devil, but no Satan.

  25. DrOswald says:

    I liked the comic specifically because of the art. It is true that many people have done the “Kirby turns into something funny” comic, but few have done it with such fantastic art. It is often the case with comics that a good idea is made great with good art, and a great idea is made only ok because of bad art. I think that this idea was ok, but the comic was quite enjoyable because of the fantastic art.

    A second note about the comic: I think the humor applies much better to people who have spent a significant amount of time around babies and them crying. To me the joke of the comic was not that Kirbaby turned into a milk bottle, it is that Kirby thinks he has finally stopped the crying and then when the baby eats the bottle he starts crying again. Anyone who has tried to get a baby to stop crying can relate, but other people will be left out of the loop. In other words, this is a comic mostly about parenting and a little about video games, not the other way around. That is what I think anyway.

  26. Regarding the discussion in this week’s podcast, I prefer comics like last week’s with Kirby. When they’re about the latest news in the videogame industry, I usually don’t get them at all.

  27. Kvb says:

    Except he COULD fight Satan (assuming he’s in as well) because you can do anything you want. Just because there’s one video where it’s the Kraken etc. doesn’t mean you couldn’t do it with Satan instead.

    Well to me it sounded like he was referring to a specific video. And I doubt you’ll be able to summon Satan. They use a rather generic god, it’s not supposed be any specific god, because they don’t want to use anything super religious. There’s really no getting around Satan. Maybe a devil, but no Satan.

    Satan’s been confirmed by Edge.
    http://twitter.com/edgeonline/status/2516663933

  28. roadjcat says:

    Satan’s been confirmed by Edge.
    http://twitter.com/edgeonline/status/2516663933

    I didn’t see any pics…and while I don’t really care if Satan is in or not, how do we know they aren’t just referring to Death or a generic Devil?

  29. Doopliss says:

    Thanks for giving me credit for mentioning the idea of a Kirby comic! GAAAAHGLEBLRGLAAA!

  30. CKcheeseboy says:

    Satan’s been confirmed by Edge.
    http://twitter.com/edgeonline/status/2516663933

    I didn’t see any pics…and while I don’t really care if Satan is in or not, how do we know they aren’t just referring to Death or a generic Devil?

    Well, they would most likely use the same word they put into the game. And for the record, I personally thought he was making a generic statement, not referring to any specific video.

    Either way, it’s not that big a deal, because Scribblenauts is going to be the best game ever. You just can’t beat steak babies.

  31. moonjuice7 says:

    Satan’s been confirmed by Edge.
    http://twitter.com/edgeonline/status/2516663933

    I didn’t see any pics…and while I don’t really care if Satan is in or not, how do we know they aren’t just referring to Death or a generic Devil?

    Well, they would most likely use the same word they put into the game. And for the record, I personally thought he was making a generic statement, not referring to any specific video.
    Either way, it’s not that big a deal, because Scribblenauts is going to be the best game ever. You just can’t beat steak babies.

    actually, you probably can beat steak babies. this is scribblenauts we’re talking about. Excellent podcast. it made me sign up on twitter just so i can call in next time (hopefully) EPG!

  32. CKcheeseboy says:

    actually, you probably can beat steak babies. this is scribblenauts we’re talking about.

    Well, I just meant no other game could beat steak babies. Of course, in Scribblenauts you could summon a baseball bat to beat steak babies, but that’s getting a little violent.

  33. Toof says:

    I rised from my grave to get a bold kick in the shins by Tim, but it was not the doubt of my awnesty or being called a jerk ( those were more like pillsbury doughboy pokes “hehe” ) IT was the fact that Tim stated the fact that Toof spelled backwards is foot. EVERYWARE I GO with the name Toof people say that, WHY, I try changing it to GREEN_T00F on psn but then people relate it to bluetooth and pronunce it green tuf WILL NO ONE GET MY REFERENCE TO THAT AWSOME ORIGANAL XBOX GAME. Oh and if you must know why i never commented its because i go threw alot of comics daily and i never really cared to comment because not everyone could, but ever since my computer broke ive been using my ps3 for comic so my list decreased by alot but you guys stayed (BUT i did miss like 18 comics though), the other reason is because i never really had anything to say ( mostly because they had to be short because im righting with my ps3) BUT I DID SAY I WAS SORRY

    p.s I wrote it all on my ps3 no keyboard

  34. Toof says:

    i rised from my grave to get a bold kick in the shins by tim, but it was not Tim doubting my awnesty or being called a jerk ( those were more like pillsbury doughboy pokes ” hehe” ) IT was the fact that timToof spelled backwards is foot. EVERY WARE I GO people say that WHY. i tried using GREEN_T00F on my psn but then people relate it to bluetooth and pronunce it green tuf WILL NO ONE GET MY REFERENCE TO THAT AWSOME ORIGANAL XBOX GAME ??? if you must know why i never commented its because i go threw alot of webcomics daily and many of them don’t have the comment feature so i never really cared to but ever since my computer broke ive been using my ps3 for comics so my list got alot smaller ,YOU GUYS STAYED ( i did miss like 18 comics though) and its because I don’t have much to say, BUT I DID SAY I WAS SORRY

    P.S
    I had to write this twice on my ps3

  35. JD Fedule says:

    For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t mind seeing a sort of sub-comic consisting of random scribbles. It works pretty well for a lot of webcomics (notable example: AppleGeeks Lite). I mean, as long as you’re clear that these are just you drawing random things that come to mind, and are under no “obligation” to produce hilarity and high art every time (ahem), or to produce to a schedule. They’ll probably be funnier for it, too.

  36. cramill says:

    I think it would be funny to parody the other webcomics. Think about it.

  37. Mutated says:

    Wait a minute, I know the song for The Official Chicken Grab… it’s “5-Piece Chicken Dinner” by the Beastie Boys!

    I had no idea you guys were Beastie Boys fans!

  38. ­ says:

    Is it just me or does Illusion of Gaia logo have the Zelda (such as LttP) look to it, with the things on the G specifically mirroring those on the Z… its probably the same font 😀

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